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Tyler Perry

Facts About Tyler Perry

Celebrated NameTyler Perry
Age53 Years Old
Nick NameTyler Perry
Birth NameEmmitt Perry Jr.
Birth Date1969-09-13
Profession TV Actor , Writer , Producer
Birth NationUnited States of America
Place Of BirthNew Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
EducationGED (General Educational Development)
FatherEmmitt Perry Sr.
MotherWillie Maxine Campbell
Marital StatusUnmarried - In a Relationship
GirlfriendGelila Bekele
Height6 feet 5 inches
Weight102 Kg
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorDark Brown
Body Measurement45-36-15.5 inches
Body TypeAthletic
Net Worth$600 Million
Salary$80 Million
Sexual OrientationStraight
Source of WealthEntertainment Industry
SonAman Tyler Perry
SistersYulanda Wilkins and Melva Porter
BrothersEmmbre Perry
Chest Size45 inches
Waist Size36 inches
Bicep Size15.5 inches
LinksWikipedia, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

An American actor, director, writer, and producer, Tyler Perry is known for creating and portraying the fictional character Mabel "Madea" Simmons. He is also a comedian and author. He has built a reputation as one of the most successful creative artists in Hollywood today and among the most financially successful directors at present. He is known for developing Tyler Perry's House of Payne and The have and the Have Nots.

Besides creating his own projects, he has starred in numerous movies by others including Star Trek, Alex Cross, Gone Girl, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Vice, Those Who Wish Me Dead, and Don't Look Up among others. For his contribution to the industry, he has won earned numerous accolades including 2 BET Comedy Awards in the category of Outstanding Actor in a Theatrical Film and Outstanding Writing for Theatrical Film, Governors Award from the Primetime Emmy Awards, and Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy Awards among others. Let's know more about him through this article.

What is Tyler Perry famous for?

  • An American actor, writer, producer, comedian, and director.

Tyler Perry young

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When was Tyler Perry born?

Recalling his early life, Tyler was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the U.S. to his parents in the year 1969. His parents are Emmitt Perry, Sr., and Willie Maxine Campbell. His father worked as a carpenter while his mother is a preschool teacher. He was raised along with his three siblings named Emmbre Perry, Yulanda Wilkins, and Melva Porter. 

Similarly, he is of American nationality and belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity. His birth sign is Virgo and his religious views are Christianity. While growing up, his father abused him physically by beating him up badly and he would turn to the church to seek peace and refuge.

For education, he didn’t complete his school education as he dropped out of high school early. However, he did manage to earn GED (General Educational Development), which is equivalent to high school graduation.

Tyler Perry mother

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How Tyler Perry become a director?

  • Moving towards his career, Tyler started his career on stage writing plays and performing in theatres and also did several odd jobs. Even he faced many difficulties, he did not give up and rewrote and reproduced the musical repeatedly.
  • From 1998 to 2000, his play, ‘I Know I've Been Changed’ was finally liked by the critics and was staged in many places.
  • He came up with the next play ‘I Can Do Bad All by Myself’ in 2000, which was an instant hit. 
  • Then, He produced ‘Diary of a Mad Black Woman’ in 2001, followed by ‘Madea's Family Reunion’ the next year and both received positive reviews.
  • After coming up with ‘Madea's Class Reunion’ in 2003, he began touring to promote all of his plays.
  • In 2005, he made his debut film ‘Diary of a Mad Black Woman’. The movie was a huge success, especially among African-Americans.
  • In 2006, he filmed ‘Madea's Family Reunion’ playing the role of ‘Madea’ himself. Also, he founded his studio in Atlanta. 
  • The same year, he launched his television series ‘Tyler Perry's House of Payne’ on the TBS cable network.
  • His next venture was the romantic comedy-drama film, ‘Daddy's Little Girls’ in 2007.
  • In 2008, he released ‘Meet the Browns’. It was so successful that they adapted it for a television sitcom the next year.
  • In 2009, He released ‘Madea Goes to Jail’ which also gain massive success. 
  • A couple of years later, his comedy-drama film ‘Madea's Big Happy Family’ was released which also took the box office by storm.
  • He signed an exclusive multi-year partnership with Oprah Winfrey and her Oprah Winfrey Network in 2012. 
  • The partnership deal was to make Perry bring scripted television to OWN. 
  • Perry created several series for the network, the most successful has to be the crime drama, The Haves and the Have Nots.
  • In 2013, he released ‘Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor’, a drama-thriller.
  • Sоmе оf his lаtеѕt fіlmѕ аrе А Маdеа Сhrіѕtmаѕ (2013), Gоnе Gіrl (2014), Маdеа’ѕ Тоugh Lоvе (2015), Вrаіn оn Fіrе (2016), Воо! А Маdеа Наllоwееn (2016), Тhе Ѕtаr (2017), Воо 2! А Маdеа Наllоwееn (2017), Vice (2018), Acrimony (2018), A Madea Family Funeral (2019), A Fall from Grace (2020), Those Who Wish Me Dead (2020) and many others.
  • He also directed several TV series which he also plays, writes, and produce like House of Payne (2007-12; 2020 - Present), The Haves and the Have Nots (2013 - Present), If Loving You Is Wrong (2014 - Present), The Oval (2019 - Present), Sistas (2019 - Present), Tyler Perry's Young Dylan (2020 - Present) and many others.
  • Besides these, He also published his book, ‘Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea's Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life’ in 2006 which became a best-seller.

Tyler Perry awards

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What are the achievements of Tyler Perry?

Throughout his career, Туlеr hаѕ bееn аblе tо bаnk ѕоmе ассоlаdеѕ аnd nоmіnаtіоnѕ, аnd ѕоmе оf thе аwаrdѕ hе hаѕ wоn аrе:

  • 2 ВЕТ Соmеdу Аwаrdѕ іn thе саtеgоrу оf Оutѕtаndіng Асtоr іn а Тhеаtrісаl Fіlm аnd Оutѕtаndіng Wrіtіng fоr Тhеаtrісаl Fіlm. 
  • 2 Іmаgе Аwаrdѕ, 1 Gоldеn Rаѕрbеrrу Аwаrd, аnd 1 Аfrісаn-Аmеrісаn Fіlm Сrіtісѕ Аѕѕосіаtіоn Аwаrd.
  • The Governors Award from the Primetime Emmy Awards (2020).
  • The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy Awards.
  • Inducted into the Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame (2022).

Tyler Perry Dating

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Who is Tyler Perry married to?

Reflecting on his personal life, Tyler has never been married but was in a relationship with the Ethiopian model Gelila Bekele. They first met in 2007 and reportedly started dating each other in 2009. Bekele gave birth to their son, Aman Tyler Perry in November 2014. The couple later split in 2020. He announced in December 2020 that he is single. 

Previously, he was rumored to be dating Tyra Banks. They were often seen together at dinner and on several occasions. However, they said that they are just friends.

How much is Tyler Perry worth?

Being an actor, producer, and director, Tyler has an impressive amount of money and fame through her profession in the field of the entertainment industry. Based on some online sites, his estimated net worth is said to be $1 billion and his salary is somewhere around $80 Million at present. He also endorsed "Oprah Winfrey Network" and has been seen in a commercial for Feeding America, and others. Further, his assets details are yet to be disclosed.

How tall is Tyler Perry?

Observing his body physics, Tyler stands at a height of 6 feet 5 inches and weighs around 102 Kg. Similarly, he has a pair of dark brown eyes and black hair color. Further, his chest, waist, and biceps sizes are  45-36-15.5 inches respectively. His sexual orientation is straight.

Trivias About Tyler Perry You Need To Know.

  • Attended high school with rapper Mystikal.
  • Spent a period of time destitute and living on the streets of Atlanta after his play ''I Know I've Been Changed'' flopped.
  • Worked in construction before his film career became successful.
  • Good friends with Oprah Winfrey. Friends with comedian Steve Harvey.

Frequently Asked Questions About Tyler Perry.

Where was Tyler Perry born?

Tyler Perry was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S..

Who is the father of Tyler Perry?

The father of Tyler Perry is Emmitt Perry Sr..

Who is the mother of Tyler Perry?

The mother of Tyler Perry is Willie Maxine Campbell.

What is the color of Tyler Perry's hair?

Tyler Perry hair color is Black.

What is the color of Tyler Perry's eye?

Tyler Perry eye color is Dark Brown.

What is the net worth of Tyler Perry?

The net worth of Tyler Perry is $600 Million.

What is the salary of Tyler Perry?

The salary of Tyler Perry is $80 Million.

Tyler Perry Biography

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Celebrated Name Tyler Perry
Age 53 Years Old
Nick Name Tyler Perry
Birth Name Emmitt Perry Jr.
Birth Date 1969-09-13
Gender Male
Profession TV Actor , Writer , Producer
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Celebrated Name Tyler Perry
Age 53 Years Old
Nick Name Tyler Perry
Birth Name Emmitt Perry Jr.
Birth Date 1969-09-13
Gender Male
Profession TV Actor , Writer , Producer
Birth Nation United States of America
Place Of Birth New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Nationality American
Horoscope Virgo
Ethnicity Afro-American
Religion Christianity
Education GED (General Educational Development)
Father Emmitt Perry Sr.
Mother Willie Maxine Campbell
Siblings Three
Marital Status Unmarried - In a Relationship
Girlfriend Gelila Bekele
Children One
Height 6 feet 5 inches
Weight 102 Kg
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Measurement 45-36-15.5 inches
Body Type Athletic
Net Worth $600 Million
Salary $80 Million
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Entertainment Industry
Son Aman Tyler Perry
Sisters Yulanda Wilkins and Melva Porter
Brothers Emmbre Perry
Chest Size 45 inches
Waist Size 36 inches
Bicep Size 15.5 inches